17 December 2014
After three years of waiting, Honda has finally confirmed that the production version of the new NSX will be revealed on January 12th next year. Which is less than four weeks away. They've also revealed a few teaser images of the supercar, and from what we can make out, it's looking pretty good. Much like the concepts, in fact.
15 December 2014
It's nearing Christmas, and that means one thing. The Top Gear Christmas Special is coming. Which is surprising, actually, since the Christmas Special is usually in March, or April. Any month other than December, in fact. But apparently this year the special is in December, in two parts, starting on the 27th. And it's the Patagonia one. Featuring the Argentina trip. I suspect this will be quite a popular episode.
12 December 2014
Mercedes was very pleased with the fact that its A45 AMG was the most powerful hot hatch on the market when it was launched, at 360hp. But you know who wasn't pleased? Audi. Their 335bhp RS3 suddenly looked a little underpowered. But now the big wigs in Ingolstadt can breath easy, for an brand new RS3 has just been revealed, based on the latest A3, and its 2.5 litre five cylinder engine now puts out 367hp.
10 December 2014
You're an active, sporty, youngish person. You want a fun, and indeed, sporty, coupé, but you also want something practical. What do you do? The answer is surprisingly not to buy a Mazda MX-5 and a Land Rover Discovery Sport. No, the answer is to buy just a Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. At least, that's the answer according to Mercedes.
4 December 2014
At Pinewood Studios today, Sam Mendes (director of Skyfall) revealed the name of the next Bond film, as well as the cast and crew. There weren't many surprises in terms of the cast - Daniel Craig is back, along with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw, whilst Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott and Dave Bautista are the big-name newcomers. Oh, and the film is called 'Spectre'.
25 November 2014
If you're a fan of wakeboarding, and you're looking for the perfect car to support your (rather awesome) hobby, then look no further. The perfect car is not, as you might guess, a Jeep Wrangler, but is instead a Ferrari F50. How do I know this? Because I've found an educational YouTube video demonstrating just how perfect the F50 is for towing wakeboarders. Watch and learn.
18 November 2014
By now you probably know what to expect from Ken Block's Gymkhana videos. That is, a custom-built car with a crazy powerful engine, ridiculous amounts of tyre smoke, thousands of donuts, many jumps, and miles and miles of drifting. And the latest video, Gymkhana 7, features all that and more. This time it's set on the closed-off roads of Los Angeles (and includes a rather meta donut around a giant donut), and the star is a stupendously noisy modified 1965 Ford Mustang. It looks fun.
11 November 2014
It wasn't all that long ago when most cars came with a five-speed gearbox, with one or two coming with a six-speeder. Then car makers started unveiling seven-speed gearboxes, and eight-speed gearboxes, and, most recently, nine-speed gearboxes. Now, Volkswagen has taken things to the next level yet again, by revealing a ten-speed DSG gearbox (that's ten as in, 10!).
7 November 2014
The McLaren 650S is an astonishing car. The P1, even more so. But both cars are extremely expensive (mindbogglingly so in the P1's case) supercars. Up to now McLaren hasn't had what you might call an 'entry-level' sports car. But next year, they've got one coming, and they've just revealed the car's name.
5 November 2014
The Fast And The Furious. A film franchise that, seven movies in, still hasn't quite decided on the correct format for its name. We've had 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6, and of course The Fast And The Furious (and Tokyo Drift). We're now on 'Furious 7', a movie that, based on this trailer, continues the utterly ridiculous plot lines and stunts from the previous entrants in the franchise. And just like the other films, it's probably going to be a rather fun ride. Assuming you suspend disbelief a bit more than you might normally for a movie.